New Arrivals · Crafts

April 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

No excuses art journaling : making time for creativity

April 17, 2014
Armfield, Gina, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2013]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

BoHo chic jewelry : 25 timeless designs using soldering, beading, wire wrapping and more

April 15, 2014
Love, Laura Beth, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : KP Craft, [2014]
128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

Matthew Mead's backyard style.

April 14, 2014
Mead, Matthew, author.
New York, NY : Time Home Entertainment, Inc., [2014]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Hundreds of fresh ideas for outdoor spaces"--Cover.

How to start a home-based Etsy business

April 14, 2014
Luker, Gina.
xiv, 177 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Provides advice on setting up and running an Etsy business, from writing a business plan and branding to tracking hidden costs and understanding legal issues.

Fabric blooms : 42 flowers to make, wear & adorn your life

April 14, 2014
Hunt, Megan.
New York : Lark, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
[1] Basics -- Special section: Leaves -- Special section: Stamens -- Special section: Fringing -- Embroidery stitch chart with illustrations -- [2] Fabric blooms -- Stems & bouquets -- Basic rose -- Felt marigold -- Felted ball stamens -- Felt pom flower -- Cotton pom bouquet -- Felt posy flower -- Calla lily bouquet -- Velvet succulent -- Embroidered daisy -- Prom nosegay -- Silk poppies -- Embroidered circle flowers -- Silk hydrangeas -- Carnations -- Thistles -- Embroidered felt flower bouquet -- [3] Wearable -- Poolside posy pin -- Cotton dahlia hair clip -- Jersey posy pin -- Bee & bloom sweater clip -- Ruffled jersey flower pin -- Pleated felt headband -- Ruffled felt prize ribbon -- Daisy hairpins -- Cotton lawn peony pin -- Carnation lapel pin -- Pom fascinator -- Soft pink rose boutonniere -- Band t-shirt flower pin -- Cherry blossom lapel pin -- Sunflower pin -- Crowning glory headband -- Embroidered felt flower pin -- Felt dahlia pin -- Thistle boutonniere -- [4] Home -- Burlap hanging pom flower -- Ruffly round flower garland -- Succulent wreath -- Chiffon flower fairy lights -- Embroidered felt flower pillow -- Cherry blossom push pins -- Summer flower wreath -- Templates -- About the author.

Handmade gatherings : recipes & crafts for seasonal celebrations & potluck parties

April 14, 2014
English, Ashley, 1976-
Boston : Roost Books, 2014.
xxix, 258 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Bibliocraft : a modern crafter's guide to using library resources to jumpstart creative projects

March 31, 2014
Pigza, Jessica, author.
207 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
"Featuring 20+ projects from celebrated designers who love the library"--Cover.
This text teaches readers how to locate library resources to bring their creative ideas to fruition. The author shares her hunting and gathering tips with creatives of all types, informing on how to access inspiring resources online and in person, such as historic watermarks and millinery instructions or Japanese family crests, both online and in person. She also showcases the work of artists who have collaborated with her.

Sweet Paul eat & make : charming recipes and kitchen crafts you will love

March 27, 2014
Lowe, Paul, 1966-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014].
283 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"It began as a little blog highlighting the recipes and crafts of the Norwegian-born food and prop stylist Paul Lowe. Six years later, Sweet Paul is an online magazine followed by millions and a print quarterly sold nationwide in specialty stores. Praised by the New York Times as " a trove of seasonal delights," it is turning heads with its easy, elegant food and style-setting aesthetic.Divided into Morning, Brunch, Noon, and Night, with color palettes to match, Sweet Paul Eat and Make includes breakfast dishes like Morning Biscuits with Cheddar, Dill, and Pumpkin Seeds and brunches like Smoked Salmon Hash with Scallions, Dill, and Eggs. For lunch, there's a super-quick Risotto with Asparagus, and for dinner, Maple-Roasted Chicken and a stunning Norwegian specialty, World's Best Cake. Rustically chic craft projects--paper flowers made out of coffee filters, a vegetable-dyed tablecloth, and a trivet from wooden clothespins--will captivate even those who are all thumbs"-- Provided by publisher.

200 tips for jewelry making : tips, techniques, & trade secrets

March 24, 2014
Arnold, Xuella.
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2013.
160 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
"100+ bonus tips. Now, more than 300!"
Shows the reader how to fix common mistakes, improvise tools and discover ways to save money, such as recycling gold and other precious metal scraps, as well as beading, setting a stone, understanding annealing, soldering silver chain, and how to experiment and innovate to create unique jewelry designs. The topics and methods covered enable any jewelry maker to achieve a striking and professional look to their earrings, necklaces, rings and more. Techniques are demonstrated in clear directions and step-by-step color photographs. "Try It" tips encourage innovation and "Fix It" solutions help with problems.

Little needle-felt animals : [30 cute and easy-to-make friends]

March 21, 2014
Parker, Gretel.
New York : Harper Design, 2014.
96 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Subtitle taken from cover.
Includes index.

Doll clothes for everyday play : 6 outfits for the 18-inch doll

March 19, 2014
Hinds, Joan, author.
Blue Ash, OH : KP Craft, [2014]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), patterns ; 28 cm
Cover title.

Pyrography basics : techniques and exercises for beginners

March 18, 2014
Irish, Lora S.
31 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Cover title.
"No. 5426"--Cover.
Pyrography systems -- Pyrography tips -- General supplies -- Basic supply list -- Creating a wood practice board -- Tonal values practice board -- Exercises for practice. Light and dark exercise one: temperature of the tip ; Light and dark exercise two: burning time ; Light and dark exercise three: layers of strokes ; Light and dark exercise four: texture pattern ; Light and dark exercise five: putting it all together ; Texture exercise: putting textures together.
If you've ever wanted to take up the creative craft of pyrography, all you need is this book and an inexpensive woodburning tool to begin adorning furniture, carvings, jewelry, ornaments, greeting cards and more with beautifully burned patterns. Nationally recognized pyrography artist Lora S. Irish makes it easy to get started, with step-by-step instructions and skill building exercises. --Publishers description.

Wise craft : turning thrift store finds, fabric scraps, and natural objects into stuff you love

March 14, 2014
Stocker, Blair.
Philadelphia : Running Press, [2014].
184 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home--and yours.

Packaging your crafts : creative ideas for crafters, artists, bakers, & more

March 11, 2014
Sutanto, Viola E.
New York, NY : Lark Books, c2014.
176 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Includes index.

Small beads, big jewelry : [30 unique pieces to make]

March 11, 2014
Power, Jean, author.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2014.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
"A quarto book."

Patina : 300+ coloration effects for jewelers & metalsmiths

March 7, 2014
Runfola, Matthew, author.
Loveland, CO : Interveave Press, [2014]
256 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
A Quarto book.

Book art : creative ideas to transform your books decorations, stationery, display scenes, and more

March 4, 2014
Youngs, Clare.
London ; New York : Cico Books, 2012.
128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Book Art has 35 innovative designs to transform your books from their original purpose into something attractive and inspiring. Do you have a shelf of old books that you love, but rarely touch? Well why not give them a new lease of life and use them to create one of the 35 beautiful projects Clare Youngs has developed? Divided into five chapters, you will discover ways to make greetings cards, stationery, animals, display scenes and more using pages from all kinds of different books. The beautiful typography and vintage style artworks will provide interesting colour, pattern and texture to designs such as the owl and pussycat pop up scene. The illustrations in children's books give a vintage feel to bunting or an alphabet to decorate a kid's room, while maps and atlases work well on lampshades or birthday cards. Use elegant images from interiors books to decorate a wardrobe and chest of drawers or cut away at a hardcover book to make displays like the cliff and lighthouse scene. The designs use a variety of crafting techniques, from quilling to collage and diecutting, and each project comes with easy to follow instructions and step by step artworks. There's also a helpful techniques section at the back that will be of real use to first-time crafters, handy time saving tips that more confident crafters will appreciate and a templates section.

Steampunk style : the complete illustrated guide for contraptors, gizmologists and primogogglers everywhere!

February 19, 2014
London : Titan Books, 2013.
163 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.

Return of the stupid sock creatures : evolutions, mutations, and other creations

February 14, 2014
Murphy, John (John C.), 1975-
New York : Lark Crafts, c2012.
132 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Basics. The basic creature sewing kit ; Oh yeah ... socks! ; Sock anatomy ; How to read my symbols ; Measuring ; Cutting ; Sewing ; Stuffing techniques ; Attaching things to other things ; Arm techniques ; Socktometry lessons ; They can't yell without mouths ; Teeth and tongues -- Projects. Tony V. ; Snarfle ; Give and take ; Gommel ; Jude ; Moose Wayne ; Pie Thagorus ; Salman ; Steve ; Ashurbanipal ; Ecter Pilfory ; Rainbow Dribble ; Desdemona ; Queegsly ; Bob ; Ferlin ; Morv and Goper ; Glensphire ; Jerry Jerome.
John Murphy, author of Stupid Sock Creatures, and his creative crew have figured out new ways to build bodacious bodies from socks and invented a slew of facial features. Some critters have wings and some stand on tripod legs. ... Thanks to John's easy-to-understand diagrams and humorous instructions, nothing is intimidating.--P. [4] of cover.

Lucky Bamboo book of crafts

February 13, 2014
DeCristoforo, Jennifer.
Yarmouth, ME : Lucky Bamboo Crafts, c2013.
136 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Enclosed spiral binding.
Traditional fine arts -- Festivals & holidays -- Performance & dance -- Chinese folk toys & games -- Simple Asian crafts -- Project resources.
"Over 100 projects & ideas celebrating Chinese culture." -- Cover

How to show & sell your crafts : how to build your craft business at home, online, and in the marketplace

February 7, 2014
Jayne, Torie.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2014].
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"For crafters who want to take their craft to a new entrepreneurial level, this book is the perfect guide. Using highly-visual, step-by-step tutorials, How to Show & Sell Your Crafts is packed with helpful branding, selling, and merchandising tips that no serious crafter should be without. Using the workspaces, shops, salons, and "through-the-keyhole" profiles of some of the world's most successful crafters, readers will learn the best ways to merchandise and sell their items online, at craft fairs, markets, pop-up events, exhibitions, and in shops. Plus, you'll learn how to build a personality-driven brand, create a memorable blog or website, improve your photography skills, and analyze your results to help move your business forward into the future. You start by learning how to optimize your workspace to improve creativity and profitability, then how to build a strong brand name and online presence across multiple social media platforms. Lastly, learn how to get your work out into the marketplace, engage customers, and use the insider secrets offered in this book to set yourself up for success and grow your sales!"-- Provided by publisher.

Mixed media masterpieces with Jenny & Aaron : create incredible art journals and handmade mixed media treasures with two master crafters

February 4, 2014
Heid, Jenny, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2013.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Painting, making, sculpting, and escaping into mixed media. Celebrate everyday ; Supercute mini faux doughnuts ; Your very own mixed media bracelet ; Heirloom bride and groom vintage photo assemblage ; Sweet spot necklace ; Fauxbulous keepsake cake -- For the love of art journaling. Lovely lady layers and lines ; Favorite things ; I see a white page and I want to paint it black ; I wonder what she wished for ; I taught myself to bake ; Down the shore ; When I grow up and have a house.

Rustic chic wedding : 55 projects for crafting your own wedding style

January 31, 2014
Hill, Morgann, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, [2014]
271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Never been stitched : 45 no-sew & low-sew projects

January 27, 2014
Carestio, Amanda.
New York : Lark, 2013.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Wear -- Decorate -- Play -- Carry -- Give.

Stylish weddings : 50 simple ideas to make from top designers

January 8, 2014
Doh, Jenny.
Asheville : Lark Crafts, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2014.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Farm Chicks Country / by Serena Thompson -- Natural and Organic Wedding / by Minna Mercke Schmidt -- Romantic and Pretty Wedding / by Heather Bullard -- Vintage Glam Wedding / by Tiffany Kirchner-Dixon -- French-Inspired Wedding / by Corey Amaro -- Rustic DIY Wedding / by Tracy Schultz -- Resources -- About the Contributors.

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